Manningham, Gronkowski out of 49ers-Pats game

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham is inactive

for Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots.

Manningham, whose 38-yard catch helped set up the New York

Giants decisive, last-minute touchdown in their 21-17 win over the

Patriots in last season’s Super Bowl, missed his second game with

an injured right shoulder. He signed a two-year contract with the

49ers in the offseason.

For the Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski was inactive for the

fourth game with a broken left forearm despite returning to

practice on Friday.

Also inactive for New England were safety Derrick Martin,

linebacker Tracy White, offensive lineman Marcus Zusevics and

defensive linemen Jake Bequette and Ron Brace.

Missing the game for San Francisco were linebacker Tavares

Gooden, safety Trenton Robinson, running back Jewel Hampton, guard

Joe Looney and nose tackle Ian Williams.

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